VLC Player tutorial 1 – Installation
VLC player is a popular and powerful media player for Windows and a vast number of other platforms. VLC is well loved amongst power users for its advanced media streaming capabilities and its high compatibility with a huge range of media formats. What’s more, VLC can play DVD movies for free, including copy-protected DVD discs, without any additional software.
To get started with this superb free player, first download the latest version for Windows by visiting the VLC for Windows download page. You can choose any mirror but if you intend to follow this tutorial please chose the “Windows self-extracting package” rather than the “Windows 7zip” version. Download the file to your desktop or somewhere where you can easily find it. When the download has completed, open the file (or double click it) to start the installation process. You should then see the window shown below:-
Choose your language and then click “OK” to move to the window shown below:-
Click “Next >” to move to the window shown below:-
Read the license agreement and if you accept the terms and conditions, click on “I Agree” to move to the window shown below:-
Here you can choose the components to install. Leave the options as the defaults unless you are an advanced user or have specific requirements. Click on “Next >” when you are ready to proceed to the window shown below:-
Here you can choose where to install the software on your computer. The default location is correct for most users, so simply click on “Install” to start the installation process.
There will be a short pause as files are copied to your computer. When the copy process is complete, the following window will be displayed:-
Congratulations, installation is now complete. Click on “Finish” and VLC media player will start up immediately.
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